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U-434, Hamburg
(3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Offering a rare chance to experience the harsh living conditions inside the tight corridors of a Soviet submarine in operation during the height of the Cold War, U-434 is now open to the public as a museum exhibit. Once the largest hunting and espionage submarine in the world, the Russian submarine was built in 1976 and remained in service until 2001. The vessel spent many years patrolling the North Sea, operated by a 78-man crew. Today, the submarine is docked on the edge of the city's harbor, providing a peek behind one of the most impressive vessels of its time. To visit U-434 and get the most from your holiday in Hamburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hamburg vacation planner.
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  • This is a Russian submarine of the cold war. Brought it to Hamburg who bought it for an amount that is measured in millions, by purchase and transfer, is today a museum which can be visited, and as I put in the title, is the largest non-nuclear submarine that exists, the submarines of that size or greater, are all nuclear,
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  • First off - its not a WWII U-Boat, it's a 1976 Soviet one. For 9 euro you get to wander through a decommissioned sub, watching out that you don't bump your head everywhere (it's a very cramped space)....  more »
  • It plunges back into history, it plunges us into the atmosphere of the petty money. Claustrophobic refrain. It must also be able to move easily because we use the tiny openings in the Sub
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  • Very interesting seeing just how cramped these submarines really were. The equipment is all well preserved and you can touch and move a lot of the dials and switches. Would have been nice to have a hand held audio guide to take through the ship, as there is very little information explaining how everything works.
  • You can visit a Soviet submarine. All very tiny and with tight and steep stairs. Interesting
  • Have been to this u-boot, when it was located far behind Hafen-City. Not whole of boat is accessible, but still it's one of the best museum I've been to.
  • Very well preserved soviet/russian submarine, decommissioned in 2001 - which can be visited fully. It would be nice having more info about the submarine itself, but seeing how one submarine is in the inside is worth it by itself!
  • It was awesome. Only downside they don't have good souvenirs except for the usual Hamburg stuff :(